Label: GNP Crescendo - L 27030 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Australia • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
The Mom and Dads were a Western-styled folk music group from Spokane, Washington that specialized in waltzes The Mom And Dads - 20 Golden Greats , polkasand general easy listening.
The quartet, made up of one elderly woman and three middle-aged men, featured Doris A. The band, which formed in the early s, named itself after its main repertoire; "Music for Mom and Dad".
In the early years of its history, the band was strictly a part-time endeavor with its members holding down more typical jobs during the week.
Their LP album entitled Presenting The Mom and Dads had a mini biography printed on the back of the album sleeve. The section claimed that the Mom and Dads were able to play nearly any type of then existing dance music, from turn of the century dance music such as the Three Stepto more modern sounds, such as country and western.
Their biography states that all the band members had individually begun to play dance music between the ages of 12 and Doris Crow and Leslie Welch had been playing together for over 22 years when the youngest member of the band, Quentin Ratliff joined them. The group finally became a four-piece 7 years later when Harold Hendren, who had begun his musical career in New Mexico, joined the band on The Mom And Dads - 20 Golden Greats.
Most of the band's fame was in Canada and Australia. They first gained notoriety when a disc jockey from a high-powered radio station in Great Falls, Montana played their early recording, " The Rangers Waltz ", a song composed by Quentin Ratliffthe group's saxophonistalso carrying into the Canadian province of Alberta. The band had first started to appear on music charts earlier that year with the album "In the Blue Canadian The Mom And Dads - 20 Golden Greats. The Mom and Dads also began their first international tour, albeit reluctantly, when they went to Australia in the fall ofafter another act had cancelled.
They spent four weeks promoting their albums overseas before returning home and resuming performance dates in their native Pacific Northwest. The Reuben Oh Reuben - Various - A Short Life Of Trouble - Popular American Ballads 1927-1943 and Dads were seen in a string of late-night television commercials in The Games - Clint Mansell - Filth United States during the mids.
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